Immunohistochemically Detected Tumor Cells in the Sentinel Lymph Nodes of Patients with Breast Carcinoma: Biologic Metastasis or Procedural Artifact? Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Carcinoma
  • Lymph Nodes
  • Neoplasm Invasiveness
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy

abstract

  • These data suggest that the frequency of IHC-positive SLN in patients with breast carcinoma 1) is unrelated to conventional predictors of lymph node positivity, 2) is increased after instrumentation of the tumor site, and 3) is increased approximately proportionate to the degree of manipulation. A proportion of IHC-positive SLN were present before biopsy and therefore less likely to be artifactual.

publication date

  • March 2004

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/cncr.20035

PubMed ID

  • 14983487

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 929

end page

  • 34

volume

  • 100

number

  • 5